By sifilings Dec 20 2012 CrimeNo Guardrails, Again 651 reads There are 2 Comments This article operates on the Alex Guggenheim - Thu, 12/20/2012 - 8:41am This article operates on the assumption that society is to blame. Much of America, in spite of this, is not reflecting on how American society is responsible but how Lanza and the like are responsible and how to better protect ourselves from those who will always exist to exploit the vulnerabilities of the social trust necessary for a free society. My blog: http://thepedestrianchristian.blogspot.com/ Speaking of Guardrails... handerson - Thu, 12/20/2012 - 8:59am we once spent a year in New Zealand doing furlough replacement for a missionary pastor. There, the attitude toward individual responsibility vs. societal responsibility was (to our minds) markedly different from that in the US. Shortly after Katrina hit back in the US and people were blaming the govt, we stumbled across a NZ pamphlet about what to do in case of a tsunami. Synopsis: if you're under water, we are too. Save yourself. But another everyday example of this attitude was found in the fact that there were very few guardrails along the roadside. To us, it seemed like a dangerous oversight so we asked several Kiwi friends about it. The general consensus: "Why do you need guardrails? Just stay on the road."